Status In progress
Developed As CG
Topic area
  • Diagnostic procedures
  • Eye

Provisional Schedule

Expected publication 23 January 2018

Project Team

Developer NICE Clinical Guidelines Team

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Key events during the development of the guidance:

Date Update
12 December 2017 Stakeholder list updated
09 October 2017 Equality impact assessment published
18 September 2017 Committee meeting: 15
06 September 2017 Committee meeting: 14
13 July 2017 - 24 August 2017 Draft guidance consultation
30 June 2017 The consultation for this guideline has been postponed.
18 April 2017 The consultation dates and publication date for this guideline have been revised.
03 March 2017 Committee list updated
02 March 2017 Pre-consultation documents released
13 February 2017 Committee meeting: 13
05 January 2017 Committee meeting: 12
06 December 2016 Committee meeting: 11
24 October 2016 Committee meeting: 10
05 September 2016 Committee meeting: 9
13 July 2016 Committee meeting: 8
24 May 2016 Committee meeting: 7
04 September 2015 Committee meeting
27 August 2015 Scope published
08 May 2015 - 08 June 2015 Draft scope consultation
07 September 2015

The Developer may make a focused call for evidence on specific clinical questions or sub-questions after completing its initial searches. It is able to make a call for evidence at any point during development of the guideline and stakeholders are usually given 4weeks to respond. The Developer will ask all registered stakeholders for this evidence.

The Developer may not issue any calls for evidence for a guideline if the Committee feels it is not necessary.

The Economic plan, review questions and search strategies will be available on the website 5 weeks before the draft guideline consultation starts.

27 August 2015

The final scope defines what the guideline covers. Comments from stakeholders on the draft scope can be seen in the draft scope consultation comments table.

The Committee looks at the evidence and develops the recommendations in the guideline.

08 June 2015

Consultation on the draft scope is complete and the scope is being modified in the light of the comments. The final scope will be posted here. It will define what the guideline will cover.

We are in the finalising details for developing the guideline, including the membership of the Committee and timescales.

08 January 2015 Recruitment for the Guideline Development Group Chair and one member closed on 08/01/2015.
22 December 2014 The Internal Development team is currently looking to recruit a Chair and one member for the Guideline Development Group. Please see here for more information.
1 December 2014 The referral was received from the Department of Health as part of the Institute's work programme.

For further information on the guideline development process, please read how we develop NICE guidelines